American Experience; Iron Road, The
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- American Experience
- Iron Road, The
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988
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On May 2, 1869, after six years of painstaking labor, the last railroad spike was driven in the transcontinental railroad. An army of 20,000 laborers had hand-drilled tunnels through mountains of granite and endured scorching desert temperatures, 30-foot snowdrifts, and Indian attacks. The completion of the railroad cut the cross-country trip to just nine and a half days, and united the US for the first time.
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- Chicago: “American Experience; Iron Road, The,” 02/07/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 28, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FABFBA907DBD4A04AE3C465AF4B7283A.
- MLA: “American Experience; Iron Road, The.” 02/07/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 28, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FABFBA907DBD4A04AE3C465AF4B7283A>.
- APA: American Experience; Iron Road, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FABFBA907DBD4A04AE3C465AF4B7283A